(01-29-2014, 04:28 PM)Airstream Wrote: I have also had dreams and nightmares which I didn't have prior to going on CPAP. It is interesting to see others reporting the same thing here. I would never have mentioned it myself as I have always attributed them to the medication I am on rather than the CPAP therapy. (Both CPAP and meds were started at the same time). Possibly it is a combination of the two?
Does anyone know if this has been medically documented as an effect of CPAP therapy and exactly how it impacts dreams and/or nightmares during sleep- that is, how does increased oxygen levels affect the brain?
I realize that this question may be too technical for many (including me), but the knowledge of members of this Board never cease to amaze me.
Maybe DocWils will have a student research this.